... the dish we now know today as "nachos", which come in many variations and flavors, was originally served by a chef in Piedras Negras, Mexico as a simple combination of fried corn tortillas, melted cheese and jalapenos. It was named after that chef who was baptized Ignatio Anaya (named for St. Ignatius no doubt) but known to his friends and family simply as Nacho.
Go read the rest of the story over at Catholic Cuisine (which is the excellent resource/brain child created by this sweet lady) and also Mary's excellent post on St. Ignatius of Loyola's heritage. I thought I would point to them here in case anyone wants to join us in our nacho festival or maybe have a Basque bankete of their own. I don't remember why we didn't celebrate on the 12th (probably illness), but we didn't so I think we will try for today. Enjoy!